“Bin Laden is Killed,” headlines blanketed the world, a few days ago. Many rejoiced and felt justice was served while a few mourned the mass murderer’s demise. Celebration and mourning aside, the fact is that the death of one demon does not mark the end of the evil of Islamism. In the same way that it is in the nature of swamps to breed mosquitoes, Islam is the incubator of jihadist mass murderers.
In a statement, Al-Qaeda has praised the “sheikh” as a hero by proclaiming shamelessly: where else would one expect a warrior of Allah be martyred other than on the battlefield? Some kind of battlefield, indeed. The sheikh was battling from the trenches of a million dollar mansion in the secure bosom of the duplicitous Pakistani military, served by a raft of servants, and living with only three of his wives while dispatching homicide bombers to Allah’s paradise where seventy-two virgins, as promised in the Quran and Hadith, are breathlessly awaiting the arrival of the fools who have carried out mass murder on Allah’s behalf.
If someone were to write a novel depicting the Islam of today’s preaching and practices, no publisher of repute would publish his work on the grounds that it is too outlandish and ridiculous to be believed. Yet, nearly a billion and a half of the human species—a species supposedly endowed with the greatest of intelligence—swallows the utter nonsense of Islam whole and even dispenses it to others by any and all means it can. It is one of those great mysteries of life that defies logic. Now, one murderer is dead. Yet, regrettably the ideology and forces that inflicted the world with one Osama Bin Laden are busily producing thousands of other Osamas in Islamic madrasas, mosques, Islamic front organizations such as Council on American-Islamic Relations and even academic institutions with madrasas in places such as Pakistan; mosques preaching hatred of the infidels to the very young; front organizations such as the Brotherhood, academic centers, and so forth. As humans, our two legs move us along, but it is our minds that tell us which path to take in life and what to do. As the mind commands so goes the person. Yet, for humans, the mind does not arrive in this world with a set program of instructions. Contrary to many beliefs, we are born neither as demons nor as angels. Within each one of us is a potential for a demon or an angel. Many evolve into a mix of the two, a few fortunate mature into truly angelic and some become personifications of evil. It is the mind’s program that plays the critical role in making us what we are. Every one of us arrives in this world as a helpless infant at the mercy of others, not only to be fed, cleaned and protected, but also to be informed about the bewildering life we face. Others can teach the new arrivals only what they know and believe. And much of what adults know and believe is a hodge-podge handed down to them by the adults that raised them. Islam, from its inception, discovered the crucial secret of getting to the young mind early by adhering to the dictum: Instruction in early childhood is akin to carving in the rock. In the same vein goes the Jesuit saying, “Give me a child until he is seven, and I will give you the man,” derived from the philosophy and theology of Saint Augustine. The immense importance of getting early to the young mind is also emphasized by non-religious doctrines as diverse as the Freudian psychoanalytic theory and Watsonian Behaviorist psychology. It is thus that millions of infants annually end up in the care of people who themselves are imbued with a pathological Islamist belief system rooted in the mores and practices of the primitives of the Arabian Peninsula.
From very early on, the young child is indoctrinated in the belief that there is an omniscient, ever-vigilant Allah who observes everything a person does and even everything he contemplates. Nothing whatsoever escapes this omnipresent all-knowing being. Allah keeps tabs, bestows incredibly desirous rewards if one behaves as told while dispensing unimaginably tortuous punishment if one strays. Let’s recall the bold claim of J.B. Watson: “Give me a dozen healthy infants, well-formed, and my own specified world to bring them up in and I'll guarantee to take any one at random and train him to become any type of specialist I might select – doctor, lawyer, artist, merchant-chief and, yes, even beggar-man and thief, regardless of his talents, penchants, tendencies, abilities, vocations, and race of his ancestors.” There is a great deal of truth to this claim. The evidence is indisputable that environmental influences, in the broadest sense, play pivotal roles in molding the person. That is why the great majority of Christian children, for instance, grow up Christian and not Muslim, and vice versa. And it is in the toxic Islamic environment of home and the larger society that millions of children are indoctrinated. Jihadists come from the incubator of Islam. Islam successfully traps the minds of many into a cocoon of a delusionary world. It is foolish to underestimate the dangers of Islamic mental manipulation. All Muslims share an Islamic cognitive repertoire with considerable variations. As is the case with any population distribution, a great majority forms the middle while minorities populate the extremes. Islamic apologists and many Muslims point to the middle as true Islam, thereby disassociating themselves from the two extremes and may even denounce them as not being Muslims. At one extreme are the Nominal Muslims. These Muslims adhere loosely to the Islamic precepts and practices, ordinarily pose little threat to non-Muslims, and may even reject some aspects of the religion. At the other extreme are the diehard fanatical jihadists who present severe threats not only to non-Muslims but also to the so-called Moderate Muslims as well as the Nominal Muslims. To this extremist group nothing is out of bounds in furthering its cause. Dissimulation, deception, and all manner of violence are their Quran-sanctioned tools. As part of their scheme, this malevolent group has adopted highly effective strategies for subjugating the West, its people and its culture.
In keeping with their supremacist racist cult, their god, Allah is proclaimed as the greatest god—Allah-o-Akbar. Yet, in English, one hears only the deceptive translation—God is great, and not the actual Arabic—Allah is the greatest. These very same Muslims can always count on enlisting huge numbers of their ordinarily “moderate Muslims” in their heinous deeds. Only a few days ago, in Egypt, these people of the religion of love and peace attacked and burned a church in Egypt and murdered Christians while the law-enforcement people watched. History documents the pivotal role of small groups, even individuals, in precipitating monumentally important events. It is the energized militant minority that often sparks movements and directs the course of human events. And it is the minority of Muslims, militant and highly motivated soldiers of Allah, who are on the march to defeat the non-believing world and establish the Islamic Kingdom. One Osama is dead. More Osamas are in the wings. The enemy is relentless. The free people must wage an unceasing battle against this menace of Islamism through massive education and by any other means to preserve humanity’s most prized possession—liberty.
Imani is the author of the riveting book “Obama Meets Ahmadinejad”. Get your copy today.